Kenney announces Philadelphia to no longer allow ICE access to PARS

Kenney announces Philadelphia to no longer allow ICE access to PARS

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney today announced the city will not continue its Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS) agreement with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The decision also drew criticisms from Republicans, including former state senator and gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner.

Friday, July 27, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Philadelphia
VIDEO: 3 under 3!

VIDEO: 3 under 3!

Check out this week's three events in under three minutes!

Friday, July 27, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tags: 3 under 3
Philadelphia responds to financial, sexual harassment audits

Philadelphia responds to financial, sexual harassment audits

What happens when a city responds to two audits within two months?

In Philadelphia at least, it means that sexual harassment prevention policies are strengthened and that there are disputes on whether or not the city has money management problems, as city officials this week formally reacted to a pair of unrelated audits of city finances and protections in place for sexual harassment cases.

Friday, July 27, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Bill addressing public sector union membership, certification floated in House

Bill addressing public sector union membership, certification floated in House

With the Janus ruling in the legislature’s rear-view window, a host of bills aimed at public sector unions have begun to float up from the General Assembly.

None have been formally introduced yet, but continue to circulate as co-sponsor memos. Some of the proposals, though, are already getting under the skin of the state’s labor leaders.

Thursday, July 26, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Senate hearing on Act 89 progress highlights changing nature of transportation

Senate hearing on Act 89 progress highlights changing nature of transportation

Bike lanes, automated vehicles, smart signals.

Those are just a few integral components of a modern, forward-looking transportation network that didn’t exist when many of the people now managing the state’s highways and byways first started out.

Transportation experts, state officials and industry representatives last week relayed to state lawmakers at a public hearing in Allegheny County just how much has changed since Act 89 allocated $2.4 billion to PennDOT’s coffers for infrastructure repairs in 2013.

Thursday, July 26, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views
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